Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine



Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine


Mentions his phone call and then relates her daily activity. Commiserates over his medical issues. Continues with gossip on her activities.



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Four page handwritten letter


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[underlined] No 1. [/underlined]
It was so nice to hear your voice over the phone this evening, though I would rather have seen you in person. Barbara & I took Frances out this afternoon and when we came back I half hoped to find you waiting here. Still, we have had some lovely weeks together and we mustn’t complain, though I must say if they can’t find you any work to do – I can!
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The M.O’s verdict about your nose is rather upsetting, but still I don’t suppose he knows as much about it as Coleridge, and Coleridge surely wouldn’t have recommended the operation if there were no hope of effecting an improvement in your condition. I hope when you write you will tell me all about your interview with him
There’s not awfully much news to tell you since I mentioned the chief item over the phone – to wit, Frances’ disgustingly large gain this week – 12 oz!
We did a large wash this morning which was considerable hampered by the fact that the water would hardly run out of the sink at all altho’ I cleared it out again & got a lot more muck out. So I rang up Adams, & asked him to attend to that & the ball cock in the left & he said he’d send a man tomorrow.
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I went on my rounds last night after rea and disposed of all those certificates. Mrs Neal said how sorry she was that she hadn’t asked us in there one evening while you were home, she had meant to, & so on.
I did miss you so last night, my dearest. It’s horribly empty here when you’ve gone, tho’ Frances helps to fill the void.
I wonder if perhaps there could be a letter from you tomorrow? I’ll leave a bit of space just in case.
All my love to you, darling, for always.
[underlined] Tuesday [/underlined]
No letter from you but enclose one from Jack B-P. Fancy that scruffy boy getting a commission! Haven’t read it all,
Lots of love



Ursula Valentine, “Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 21, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19654.

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